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In the early seventies Dr. Leeson was for several years a dresser and clerk in Professor Lister's wards in Edinburgh, at the time when Lister's work was just being recognized in the world at large and when he was fighting against the apathy and opposition of his colleagues in the British Isles. Leeson, therefore, takes us back to the most interesting part of Lister's career. He is one of the few men living who, of his own knowledge, could do this. Lister is one of the Olympians of medicine; from his peculiar service he is one of the great figures of all times. We cannot now have too many intimate details of him, his surroundings and his work; as time goes on such knowledge will become even more valuable. It is highly desirable, therefore, that we should have this book from one who worked with him in his prime. It
Lister as I Knew Him.. JAMA. 1927;89(14):1171. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690140067030